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Term Description

The patient's perceived relative intensity level based on their level of effort relative to his or her fitness. Patients who are less fit generally require a higher level of effort than fitter people who do the same activity. This term was created for, but not limited in use to, the relative intensity level as classified by the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines (PAG) for Americans. According to the 2008 PAG, on a scale of 0 to 10, where sitting is 0 and the highest level of effort possible is 10, moderate-intensity activity is at a level of 5 or 6, and vigorous-intensity activity is a 7 or 8.
Source: Regenstrief LOINC

Part Description

LP217204-9   Rating of perceived exertion
Exercise intensity levels can be categorized as light, moderate or vigorous. Intensity can be further defined in absolute or relative terms. Absolute exercise intensity is independent of an individual's level of fitness and defined in terms of metabolic equivalents, or METs, which is a unit useful for describing the energy expenditure of a specific activity. Light intensity exercise is defined at 1.1-2.9 METs, moderate is 3.0 to 5.9 METs and vigorous is 6.0 METs or more, according to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services' Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee (2008). The Advisory Committee indicated that 150 minutes (2 hours and 30 minutes) of moderate-intensity activity per week could be regarded as (roughly) equivalent to 500 MET-minutes per week. Relative intensity takes an individual's level of fitness and can be defined in terms of a percent of a person's (1) maximal heart rate, (2) heart rate reserve, or (3) aerobic capacity reserve. Relative moderate intensity is defined as 40 to 59 percent of aerobic capacity reserve (where 0 percent of reserve is resting and 100 percent of reserve is maximal effort). Relatively vigorous-intensity activity is defined as 60 to 84 percent of reserve. Source: Regenstrief LOINC, Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans: Appendix 1

Fully-Specified Name

Rating of perceived exertion

Additional Names

Short Name
RPE Score

Example Answer List: LL2335-9

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Answer Code Score Answer ID
0 0 LA6111-4
1 1 LA6112-2
2 2 LA6113-0
3 3 LA6114-8
4 4 LA6115-5
5 5 LA10137-0
6 6 LA10138-8
7 7 LA10139-6
8 8 LA10140-4
9 9 LA10141-2
10 10 LA13942-0

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LOINC Long Common Name
82287-4 Physical activity panel

Language Variants Get Info

Tag Language Translation
es-MX Spanish (Mexico) Calificación del esfuerzo percibido:Puntaje:Punto temporal:^ Paciente:Ordinal:
it-IT Italian (Italy) Osservazione dello sforzo percepito:Punteggio:Pt:^Paziente:Ord:
Synonyms: Clinico paziente Punto nel tempo (episodio)
zh-CN Chinese (China) 自觉运动强度评分:评分:时间点:^患者:序数型:
Synonyms: 依次型;分类顺序型;定性的;序数型(或称等级型);性质上的;有序型;有序性分类应答;有序性分类结果;秩次型;等级型;筛查;顺序型 分值;得分;分数 医疗服务对象;客户;病人;病患;病号;超系统 - 病人 时刻;随机;随意;瞬间 自觉运动强度评分(分值、得分、分数);运动自觉量评分;自觉运动强度等级(水平、级别、分级)评分;自觉强度等级评分;perceived relative intensity level

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